Skip to comments.'White Privilege' and the Great Stink of 1858
Posted on 01/19/2018 2:24:27 PM PST by LibWhacker
Among the roster of white privileges is the ability not to step in other people's poop too often in public, or to ingest it with our food and drink and pass it on to our children and friends, who could actually sicken and die from some strains of E. coli. Public sanitation as we know it today was invented in Great Britain and France shortly before 1900, with the United States quickly following suit to separate fresh water from disease-carrying offal in places like New York City, where you can still see the first sanitation plant built about a century ago.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
People had to walk greater distances in order to obtain water, but shortly following, the Cholera epidemic diminished dramatically.
The Romans had this figured out more the 2000 years before that. They built great works to bring fresh and clean water to their cities because the rivers the they were built on were basically septic systems.
An excellent book about this well is The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson.
It is my understanding Mexico City built their septic system network above the drinking water system.
It is available on Kindle and I just got the free sample.
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